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Feb. 13-14: 'The Vagina Monologues'

Two performances set for Ostrander Auditorium in support of V-Day Mankato.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 2-7-2014

Mankato, Minn. – Performances of the award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues,” will be held as part of V-Day Mankato at 7 p.m. on both Thursday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 14 in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Ostrander Auditorium.

The award-winning play is based on V-Day founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. For over 15 years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.

The event is open to the public. Cost of the event is $5 for students and $8 for non-students.

The Violence Awareness and Response Program and The Women’s Center at Minnesota State Mankato are partnering with Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and Department of Residential Life along with area organizations that include the YWCA of Mankato, The Coffee Hag, Cactus Tattoo, and Pub 500 to host V-Day Mankato.

V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. More information is available at

For more information about The Vagina Monologues benefit performance at Minnesota State Mankato, contact Becca Gonnering, program advisor for the Violence Awareness and Response Program, by email at or by phone at 507-389-2486.

The Minnesota State Mankato Violence Awareness and Response Program (VARP) provides a safe, supportive space for students and others affiliated with Minnesota State Mankato. VARP’s mission is to reduce the pervasiveness and effect of sexual violence, domestic/relationship violence, and stalking.

The mission of the Minnesota State Mankato Women’s Center is to foster a healthy, safe, and engaging campus community by enabling the full and active participation of women students in both their personal and educational pursuits at Minnesota State Mankato. The Women’s Center provides programs, connections, advocacy, services, and leadership opportunities for all Minnesota State Mankato students.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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